July 19th, 2006

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FISHING REPORT FOR JULY 19, 2006

CENTRAL

 

Arcadia: Elevation normal, water 80-85 and semi-clear. Channel catfish fair to good down river out of boats on a variety of baits in the morning and evening just off bottom. Crappie, bass and sunfish being caught on small chartreuse beetle jigs in the evening in the northeast part of the lake by Kingsnake campground at 1-2 ft. Report submitted by Linnie Mason, gate attendant.

Hefner: Elevation 5 ft. below normal. Channel catfish slow on stinkbait, punch bait and cut baits tight lining on the east side. Walleye slow trolling with inline spinners baited with earthworms around points with drop offs. All boat ramps are useable. Report submitted by Bob Martin, Oklahoma City Fisheries Division.

Overholser: White bass being caught on rattletraps, crankbaits and jigs from boats. Channel catfish slow on cut bait and stinkbait. Crappie slow on jigs around structure and docks. Report submitted by Kelly Roberson, game warden stationed in Oklahoma and Canadian counties.

Wes Watkins: Elevation 3 1/2-4 ft. below normal, water 79-87 and clear. Catfish fair to good on minnows and chicken liver, stink baits, fresh cut bait, shrimp and minnows throughout the lake especially back in timbered areas. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 13-15 ft. right off bottom, on deep-diving crankbaits and topwaters early morning and evening. Largemouth bass poor to fair on assorted dark colored soft plastics and on some topwater lures early morning and evening of the lip of the main lake channel at 8-10 ft. Report submitted M. M. Fowler at St. Gregory.

Wes Watkins: Elevation 4 ft. below normal, water 87. Largemouth bass slow on plastic worms and crankbaits at 6-8 ft. White bass fair trolling crankbaits off points. Channel catfish fair on stinkbaits and cut shad at 6-10 ft. Crappie slow around the dam at 12-14 ft. on minnows. Report submitted by Ronnie Arganbright, game warden stationed in Pottawatomie County.

NORTHEAST

Birch: Elevation 1/2 ft. below normal and murky. Catfish fair on cut shad off windy banks. Report submitted by Paul Welch, game warden stationed in Osage County.

Carl Blackwell: Elevation 1 ft. below normal, water 82 and murky. Striped bass hybrids fair trolling with crankbaits. Crappie fair around docks on minnows and jigs. Report submitted by Jon Cunningham, game warden stationed in Payne County.

Copan: Elevation 1/3 ft. below normal and clear. Channel and blue catfish fair on fresh shad in river and creek channels at 15-20 ft. White bass fair early and late on schooling fish with shallow running baits or spinners. Report by submitted by Jeff Brown, game warden stationed in Nowata County.

Eucha: Elevation 9 ft. below normal, water 83 and murky. Crappie fair on jigs and minnows around brush and structure at 10-12 ft. Largemouth fair on plastic baits at 14-16 ft. Bluegill good on crickets and worms around grass beds. Catfish fair using cut shad. Report submitted by Dwight Moore, City of Tulsa Fisheries.

Ft. Gibson: Elevation normal, water 89 and clear. White bass good on spinners and rattle traps. Catfish good on cut baits. Crappie good at 20 ft. on minnows. Largemouth bass good on worms and plastic baits. Reported submitted Marvin Stanley, game warden stationed in Muskogee and Wagoner counties.

Grand: Elevation normal and murky. Channel catfish good on juglines at 15 ft. on all parts of the lake using cut and whole shad. Crappie biting fair in baited areas around docks using minnows and jigs. All other fishing is slow at this time. Report submitted by Jim Littlefield, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Greenleaf: Elevation normal and clear. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Catfish fair on cut shad and stinkbait on bottom. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around brush structure and fishing dock. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

Hudson: Elevation normal and clear. White bass fair to good trolling with small diving lures. Channel catfish good on worms and shrimp. Report submitted by Steve Loveland, game warden stationed in Mayes County.

Hulah: Elevation 1/2 ft. above normal and clear. White bass fair early and late on schooling fish with shallow running baits or spinners. All other fishing is slow. Report submitted by Jeff Brown, game warden stationed in Nowata County.

Kaw: Elevation 2 1/2 ft. above normal and clear. Blue catfish good in upper Arkansas River between Traders Bend and Bear Creek Boat ramps on cut shad at 5-15 ft. White bass fair trolling around Pioneer and N.O.C. coves on crankbaits. Channel catfish fair at 10-15 ft. around standing trees north of Washunga Bay. Noodling fair with some of the fish already leaving their nests. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits in flooded willows on lower end of lake around Osage Cove. White Bass fair in tailwaters on live minnows. Blue catfish fair in tailwaters during times of water release on whole shad. Report submitted by Marshall Reigh, game warden stationed in Kay and Grant counties.

Keystone: Elevation 4 1/2 ft. above normal, water 85 and clear to murky. Largemouth bass fair on topwaters early off points with flooded brush and around brush piles in coves and eight inch plastic worms from the surface to 12 ft. Smallmouth bass fair on crankbaits and jig and chunk at 6-12 ft. off points in deep coves. Spotted bass fair on topwaters early and small crankbaits from the surface to 8 ft. around main lake rocks. White bass good on rooster tails and small white crankbaits at 4-8 ft. off main lake points. Striped bass good below the dam on topwaters and bucktails from the surface to 4 ft. on topwaters on the south side and buck tails on the north side. Striped bass fair in the lake on deep crankbaits and big swim baits at 12-18 ft. around main lake points and near river channel. Channel catfish fair on worms and stinkbaits at 6-12 ft. in coves. Blue catfish fair on shad guts and punch baits at 10-20 ft. on the flats along the river channel. Flathead catfish fair on live

shad and goldfish at 10-20 ft. around steep rock banks. Crappie fair on medium minnows and garland jigs at 12-18 ft. around brush piles and bluffs. Report submitted by Larry Sellers, Woody's Bait and Tackle.

Oologah: Elevation 1 1/2 ft. above normal, water 80 and clear. White bass good on shad colored crankbaits and jigs on flats near the main lake at 10-15 ft. Watch for schooling white bass. Crappie fair on jigs and minnows around brush piles at 20 ft. Blue catfish fair on jugs baited with shad near the river channel at 20-25 ft. Report submitted by Brek Henry, game warden stationed in Rogers County.

Sooner: White bass fair schooling early and late on topwaters in upper end of cold side of the lake. Striped bass good at 15-20 ft. on live shad and fair on chartreuse slabs. Channel catfish fair around rocks at 5-10 ft. on stinkbaits and cut bait. Report submitted by Marshall Reigh, game warden stationed in Kay and Grant counties.

Spavinaw: Elevation 4 ft. below normal, water 85 and clear. Crappie fair on jigs and minnows around dam area. Largemouth fair on deep-diving crankbaits. Catfish fair on cut shad. Report submitted by Dwight Moore, City of Tulsa Fisheries.

Tenkiller: Elevation 1/3 ft. below normal, water 83 and clear. Largemouth bass slow with some action on crankbaits at 3-10 ft. early and late. Crappie fair around brush at 10-20 ft. on tube jigs. Catfish good on juglines at 25-35 ft. on cut shad or small sunfish. Sunfish good in coves or near docks on night crawlers. Report by Monte Brooks, Cookson Village Resort.

Webbers Falls: Elevation normal. Largemouth bass slow on crankbaits and spinnerbaits along creek channels and riprap. Catfish fair on cut bait and stinkbait on bottom. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 12-14 ft. around brush. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

NORTHWEST

Canton: Elevation 1 ft. below normal. White bass and striped bass hybrids good on shad and slabs early morning. Channel catfish good on cut bait, stinkbait and shad along red bluffs and in upper end of lake. Walleye fair drifting night crawlers over submerged islands. Report submitted by Mark Walker, game warden stationed in Blaine County.

Ft. Supply: Elevation 2 1/2 ft. below normal and clear. Channel catfish being caught on cut bait and stinkbait at 2 ft. Report submitted by Mark Reichenberger, game warden stationed in Harper County.

Great Salt Plains: Elevation slightly below normal. Channel catfish good around the island on cut shad while drift fishing or trotlining. Fishing in the spilling basin is currently slow. Report submitted by Ben Bickerstaff, game warden stationed in Alfalfa County.

SOUTHEAST

Arbuckle: Elevation 1 1/2 ft. below normal, water 84 and clear. Crappie fair around brush piles and docks. White bass slow. Hot weather has slowed bass down. Bass fair on drop shot off points, crankbaits and Texas rigged worms off main lake points. Report submitted by Jack Melton.

Blue River: Elevation normal, water 86 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on minnows and flies. Channel catfish fair on worms, and liver. Report submitted by Charles Baker, technician at Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.

Broken Bow: Elevation 5 ft. below normal and clear. Fishing has began to slow due to summer temps. Bass good in the mornings and evenings in calm waters on topwater baits. Crappie good around structure in coves and in the upper end of the lake on minnows at 15-20 ft. Catfish is still slow. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Eufaula: Elevation 2 1/2 ft. below normal and clear. Largemouth bass fair on plastic baits and Carolina rigs off deep points White bass good on slab spoons at 8-20 ft. on the flats. Blue catfish fair on shad drifting the flats. Crappie fair on jigs at 10-20 ft. around standing timber off points and under bridges. Report submitted Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

Hugo:. Elevation 1/2 ft. above normal, water 83 and murky. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits. Crappie fair on live minnows. Channel catfish fair on liver and cut bait. Report submitted by Wendell Smalling, game warden stationed in Choctaw County.

Konawa: Elevation 1 ft. below normal, water 94 and clear. Largemouth bass good on topwaters at 5-8 ft. in weed beds. Channel catfish good on chicken liver and shad around the dam and points and at 10-12 ft. Report submitted by Daryl Howser, game warden stationed in Seminole County.

McGee Creek: Elevation normal, water 84 and clear. Bass fair on shad colored lures when schooling bass are surfacing and on soft plastic lures Carolina or Texas rigged and fished at 10-20 ft. off rocky points. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 10-20 ft. around cedar tree tops at 10-40 ft. Report submitted by Joe Young, game warden stationed in Atoka County.

Lower Mountain Fork River: Zone 2 was great on various caddis dry flies, soft hackled flies, and brown woolly buggers until the powerhouse started to release water. Report submitted by Sid Ingram, Beavers Bend Fly Shop.

Lower Mountain Fork River: Dry fly fishing is good in all zones on stimulators, caddis, light cahills, wooly buggers, pheasant tails and egg patterns. Zone 1 good midges, dry flies, bead head pheasant tails, #6 wooly buggers and y2k. Zone 2 good in the evening on big dry flies. Zone 3 slow on size 14-6 wooly buggers and streamers. Report submitted by Jesse King, Three Rivers Fly Shop.

Murray: Elevation slightly below normal, water 83 and clear. Channel catfish good on stinkbait and shrimp. White bass fair on topwaters early morning and late evening. Largemouth bass good on soft plastics early morning off rocky points. Report submitted by Jeremy Brothers, game warden stationed in Carter County.

Pine Creek: Elevation normal, water 85 and clear. Crappie fair on minnows and earthworms jigged at 12-18 ft. off the "old bridge". Bass good on pumpkinseed colored 4 inch worms Texas rigged at 15 ft. around points. Catfish fair on night crawlers at the old bridge and up in the river channel on trotlines. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Robert S. Kerr: Elevation normal, water 84 and clear. Largemouth bass slow at 8 ft. using shad imitation crankbaits fishing the riprap jetties and rocky areas around the lake. Crappie fair at 10 ft. using minnows fishing the edges of the old creek channels. White bass fair surface to 8 ft. using jigs and shad imitation crankbaits fishing the Applegate cove areas. Flathead and blue catfish fair at 5-15 ft. using live bait and fresh cut shad using trotlines and juglines. Walleye and sauger fair at 5-8 ft. using minnows and jigs fishing at the mouth of the Illinois River. Report submitted by Rick Olzawski, game warden stationed in Haskell County.

Sardis Lake: Elevation below normal and clear. Largemouth bass and walleye good around islands. Channel catfish fair on trotlines and juglines. Crappie good around bridges and brush piles on minnows. Report submitted by Allen Couch, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.

Wister: Elevation normal, water 87 and murky. Fishing slowed this past week. Blue catfish fair drifting with whole shad in main part of the lake. Largemouth bass fair on buzzbaits and other topwater lures early in the mornings and at night try using jig and pig or soft plastics. Crappie slow. Flathead catfish being caught on trotlines baited with sunfish or goldfish but success has slowed in the last few days. Report submitted by D.G. Belcher, game warden stationed in Latimer and LeFlore counties.

SOUTHWEST

Altus-Lugert: Elevation 18 1/2 ft. below normal and dropping. North shore boat ramp is high and dry. Water murky. Crappie have been biting on minnows. Striped bass hybrids fair to good. White bass good biting on minnows near Lakeview boat ramp north shore. Catfish fair on shad. Walleye fair. Report compiled by Quartz Mountain Grocery.

Foss: Elevation 3 ft. below normal, water 85 and clear. Striped bass hybrids fair on live bait and slabs. White bass surfacing in late evenings. Walleye and saugeye slow. Catfish fair. Bass slow. Report submitted by Eric Puyear, B & K Bait House.

Ft. Cobb: Elevation 1/2 ft. below normal and water stained. Catfish slow on cut baits or hotdogs on juglines. Report submitted by James Edwards Jr., game warden station in Caddo County.

Tom Steed: Elevation 6 ft. below normal, water 79 and murky. White bass fair early morning on topwaters. Report submitted by David Smith, game warden stationed in Kiowa County.

Waurika: Elevation below normal and water 80. White bass and striped bass hybrids fair on jigs and shad. Channel catfish fair on punch bait. Blue catfish good on juglines and trotlines baited with shad. Crappie slow. Report submitted by Phillip Cottrill, game warden stationed in Jefferson County.

 

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